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Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 8th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan. The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study […]

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Programme: 1) Gaspard de la nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand: (A suite of pieces for solo piano by Maurice Ravel ) 2) Impromptu No. 3 Op.51 in G-flat Major – F. Chopin (1810 – 1849) 3) Prélude, Chorale and Fugue FWV 21 – C. Franck (1822 – 1890) Biography: Kumi Matsuo was […]

Like Father, Like Son そして父になる

Like Father, Like Son   そして父になる

A successful businessman, Ryota, lives in luxury with his family in Tokyo. One day, he receives a call from a maternity hospital saying that his six-year-old son may have been switched with another child at birth. A DNA test proves that his real child has been brought up by a family running a small electronics […]

Artist Talk: Aida Makoto

Artist Talk: Aida Makoto

Aida Makoto is a Japanese contemporary artist known for his provocative work. From mountains of dead salarymen, a blender full of young women, and harakiri (ritual suicide), his highly skilled workmanship shared with Japanese traditional paintings appear grotesque at first, but they tend to carry a scathing message towards contemporary culture and society. Controversial though […]

2018 K-Music Festival

2018 K-Music Festival

K-Music is back this autumn with a stunning programme of music from Korea, reflecting the country’s ancient traditional culture and its highly innovative and dynamic music scene – one that draws on the past, explores the borders of tradition and modernity and intertwines old and new. K-Music 2018 is part of the Korea/UK 2017-18 season, […]

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

With just one year to go before the Rugby World Cup 2019’s first match kicks off in Japan; the Japan Foundation London is delighted to announce a special symposium “Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup”, in partnership with SOAS Japan Research Centre. Japan will be the […]

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

The 1930s are sometimes referred to as the ‘golden age’ of Japanese photography. Following the touring of Film und Foto exhibition around the country in 1931 modernist approaches to the medium flourished on an unprecedented scale, among such prominent photographers as Kiyoshi Koishi, Iwata Nakayama and Nakaji Yasui. However, as a significant proportion of negatives […]

Tokyo Fugue – contemporary physical theatre from Japan

Tokyo Fugue – contemporary physical theatre from Japan

Tokyo Fugue is a mesmerising piece of physical theatre set in the maze-like train system of Tokyo. The scenes unfold like the variations of a fugue, in sequences of meticulously crafted movement. With three bodies, three chairs, a collage of English and Japanese text, a lullaby, a fugue and some train sounds, it conjures up […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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